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    Last year, there were millions of international tourist arrivals across the globe.

    Last year, there were millions of international tourist arrivals across the globe.

    What does "tourist arrivals" mean, and which definition is close to the meaning of arrival?

    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...ritish/arrival

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    Re: Last year, there were millions of international tourist arrivals across the globe

    "tourist arrivals" means "people who arrived at their destination as tourists".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Last year, there were millions of international tourist arrivals across the globe

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "tourist arrivals" means "people who arrived at their destination as tourists".
    Thanks. so the third definition is correct.

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    Re: Last year, there were millions of international tourist arrivals across the globe

    Yes and no. In your original sentence, I don't think it actually refers to the form of transport itself. It refers to the people on board those forms of transport.

    If a plane arrives somewhere with 200 people on board, and 150 of those people were travelling as tourists and the other 50 were travelling on business, there was one international arrival (referring to the plane), with 150 tourist arrivals and 50 business arrivals.
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